22nd June 2017
This has been an exceptional year at the school. I think we have surpassed our highest expectations. We are continually improving and we are determined that our improvement will show in the progress of your children. We are proud of our achievements and of the status the school now holds in Qatar and the wider Gulf region. Our belief is that we are amongst the elite of all schools in the Gulf and we intend to continue to reinforce that standing.
As you are already aware the school was recently fully accredited by Qatar National Schools Accreditation visiting Inspection team for the term of 5 years, which is the longest term of accreditation awarded. This is validation and recognition of the very high standard of the education provided at Doha British School Wakra for all of its children.
The school has, in addition, just been through a British School Overseas inspection. This is the most thorough and rigorous of all international schools inspections. We received the judgement of the BSO inspectors on Tuesday afternoon: DBS Wakra and DBS Ain Khalid is an Outstanding school. The lead inspector, when passing his judgement told the Senior Leadership Team that “DBS is amongst the top BSO schools anywhere in the world”. This is again an amazing achievement for our school.. Given there are more than 100 BSO schools across all continents, this is quite a statement. The full BSO report will be published soon and shortly thereafter, it will be posted on the website. This judgement reinforces my assertion that we are one of the top schools in Qatar and the Middle East.
Our core purpose is to ensure that every young person should gain as much from the experience of being at this school as possible. We base this on our belief that every child can, needs and wants to learn. We do everything we can to meet this high aspiration. But a good educational experience is about much more than academia.
Take a look at the review of the year, DBS Wakra and Ain Khalid, video clip here (link) to enjoy the thrills, spills and other highlights of our fantastic schools.
Have a lovely summer. I look forward to welcoming you back on the 10th September.
Beverley Stevens T.F. McGuire
Head teacher Principal
Doha British School Wakra, Al Wakrah, Qatar
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